Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Dayton, Ohio

6: Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
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From the Dayton Philharmonic, to the Dayton Ballet, and the Dayton Opera, whatever entertainment for the night that you happen to visit on, you’re in for a treat. This theater has some fantastic acoustics and interior design. Comfort is the rule here, even after the show is over, as you’ll find easily accessible restaurants and a winter garden for you to observe.

Address: 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

7: America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Company

America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Company
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Don O Brien

You don’t have to visit Detroit to see a glimpse into the past of the automotive industry. Packard automobiles aren’t a household name like Ford, GM, or Chrysler, but they have plenty of important and fascinating history relevant to 20th century Americana. If you’re a car lover or history buff, then this is a must-stop attraction in Dayton, Ohio.

Address: 420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402

8: National Aviation Hall of Fame

National Aviation Hall of Fame

Musicians have their Halls of Fame, it’s only fair that America’s rock stars of aviation get their own. In the Hall of Fame Learning Center, visitors can learn the rich history of the United States Air Force, American space pioneers, and the accomplishments of all the creative architects that put man into the skies and beyond. The Hall of Fame isn’t just a celebration of aviation history, it continually adds names to that list every year, with 2017 welcoming Air Force pilot Robert J. Gilliland, astronaut Scott Carpenter, turbojet engine inventor Frank Whittle, and NASA’s Charles Bolden.

Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431

9: SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ted

Part ancient archaeological site, part Native American village, and part museum, but all extremely important American history. SunWatch is a well-preserved display of how Native Americans lived over 600 years ago. Visitors will get a first-hand look at the cultural and functional nature of Native life; there are gardens, prairies, and homes reconstructed to be exactly how they were hundreds of years ago.

Address: 2301 W River Rd, Dayton, OH 45417

10: The Wright Cycle Company Complex

The Wright Cycle Company Complex
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Jay Galvin

The Wright Brothers didn’t just up and build a flying airplane out of nowhere, they applied their expertise with building bicycles that they built in the 1890’s. They actually were good at building bikes, too, if you can believe it. It helped them fund their future flight experiments. The Wright Cycle Company Complex connects with the Hoover Block and an Aviation Trail Visitor Museum, so there’s plenty to see and do here for a whole day, if you wish.

Address: 22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402

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